Think the two of you relaxing, jet boating and eating lots of delicious food. Yes please!
WHERE TO STAY BELMOND LA RESIDENCIA (BELMOND. COM/LA-RESIDENCIA-MALLORCA)
Nestled amongst olive and citrus groves on the edge of the village Deià, you will fall in love with this oh-so-relaxing spot. With luxurious accommodation and an award-winning spa, two gorgeous pools (or even a suite with your own private plunge pool!) you’ll be well rested and ready for some activities. The Belmond team can organise for you to take an art class, or pack you a picnic on one of their resident donkeys (true story!) so you can wander off for an authentic feast.They also offer a complimentary two-hour boat ride which will take you along the coastline and in amongst hidden coves and hideaways. With this outlook you’ll be taking pics galore. DON’T FORGET: To check out their permanent sculpture garden – it’s one of the largest in Spain!
Where to eat Ca’s Patro March – Carrer sa Cala, 16, 07179 Deià, illes Balears
The most romantic little restaurant – and an adventure to get to as well, since you’ll have to make your way down the windiest mountain road through the mountains to the sea. It’s ramshackle but beautiful. Aim for early evening when the crowds have gone if you’re in the height of summer. If you like seafood and rosé, this is your place.
restaurante Playa Del Mago – Calle Portals Vells, 07184, Calvià
You can drive your boat right up to the beach, drop anchor and head in for some dorado and paella! While it’s not the fanciest in terms of décor, you will leave with a very, very full tummy. Perfect for stretching out on the boat, right?
For a posh dinner: hospes.com/en/mallorca For yummy tapas: restaurantelaboveda.com For delicious drinks: hotelhostalcuba.com
Best time to go
High season is July and August, when you can expect lots of blue skies and sunshine (the perfect answer to Aussie winter!) There’ll also be plenty going on – think festivals and parades – but book well ahead. High season means high prices.
All journeys, whether it’s a bus, taxi or ferry, from the airport or ferry port to the centre of town take around 15 minutes. Check with your hotel and see if they offer transfers.
Spend your days cycling between the hotel’s two outdoor pools.
Lounge outside in the balmy night air with a cocktail in hand.
The architecture looks as amazing as the beach!
Cathedral La Seu looks gorgeous at sunset.
An 18th-century Mallorcan finca (country estate).